A Letter from Head Master

Welcome to Harrow Beijing. Choosing the right school for your son or daughter is an important decision and I am delighted that you are considering Harrow Beijing. The name Harrow is synonymous with an exceptional education and I am very proud to represent this unique and historic educational ethos in one of the world’s truly great cities.

Harrow Beijing, founded in 2005, enjoys a strong link with Harrow School London and with the other Harrow International Schools in Bangkok, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Unifying our link is the educational expertise forged at Harrow School London over hundreds of years, and in our core mission - Leadership for a better world.

Being educated in today’s global context is much more than examination results can ever convey. Academic excellence is, of course, important and is expected of every student at Harrow Beijing. However, the pursuit of knowledge and its application with compassion, the challenge of persevering and 'never giving up' when life gets tough, and the joy of participating in a full and positive way within a community, are qualities that typify a Beijing Harrovian.

I can proudly state that Harrow Beijing attracts the best educational professionals to support the development and academic ability of our students. All our staff undergo specialist professional development designed specifically to support the learning needs of students in Beijing. Leading universities the world over seek students who are rounded and balanced, ethical, moral and involved citizens. In addition to the right academic qualifications, they seek students of character. Our specialist academic staff are able to guide and support families as our students prepare for their onward academic journey.

As a parent myself, I know how important it is for my own children’s education that I engage with their teachers and the school to support the growth and development of my child. Parents of all students at Harrow Beijing are warmly encouraged to be part of our happy and vibrant community. As a community we actively seek to support families through our active 'Friends of Harrow' network and our widely acclaimed 'Parent Partnership Program'. In turn the school and our students benefit from the wonderful support, expertise and experience of our entire community.

A Harrow Beijing education is a rich and fulfilling experience for our students and families. I hope that you will be inspired by what the Harrow Beijing and the wider Harrow community can offer you and your child.

David Shinkfield

Head Master